Watch: Smoke billows out of large building fire in Auckland that left people evacuated from the area

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1 NEWS | NZN

A fire that broke out at the Newmarket Plaza in Auckland this afternoon has now been extinguished.

A 1 NEWS reporter at the scene said fire engines arrived and people are had been evacuated from the building on Kent Street.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson confirmed to 1 NEWS that the fire at Newmarket Plaza had reached third alarm.

Newmarket Plaza building fire.

Newmarket Plaza building fire.

Source: Luca Montagni

There were around 50 firefighters and 14 appliances in attendance.

The fire started on the ground floor of the four-level building and was contained to a kitchen on that level, the spokesman said.

The blaze started around 2:40pm on Saturday and crews had the blaze extinguished by 4:00pm.

They were dampening the area down and ventilating it by late-afternoon, the spokesman said.

A witness at the scene Leigh Kenyon told 1 NEWS he was evacuated from a sushi bar on the lower floor of the plaza.

Newmarket Plaza building fire.

Newmarket Plaza building fire.

Source: 1 NEWS

He said there was a large amount of black smoke billowing from the building.

No injuries were reported.

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